Alice Munro’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite Alice Munro Quotes 

Quotes, who doesn’t love a good quote? This series of articles we look at Top 10 Famous Quotes by Author Alice Munro, author quotes are always a challenge and fun to pick, with Alice Munro you will find my Ten favourites of Alice Munro’s quotes. 

Popular Quotes

“The constant happiness is curiosity.”
― Alice Munro

 “The conversation of kisses. Subtle, engrossing, fearless, transforming.”
― Alice Munro, Runaway

“There is a limit to the amount of misery and disarray you will put up with, for love, just as there is a limit to the amount of mess you can stand around a house. You can’t know the limit beforehand, but you will know when you’ve reached it. I believe this.”
― Alice Munro

 “Never underestimate the meanness in people’s souls… Even when they’re being kind… especially when they’re being kind.”
― Alice Munro

 “Always remember that when a man goes out of the room, he leaves everything in it behind… When a woman goes out she carries everything that happened in the room along with her.”
― Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness

 “A story is not like a road to follow … it’s more like a house. You go inside and stay there for a while, wandering back and forth and settling where you like and discovering how the room and corridors relate to each other, how the world outside is altered by being viewed from these windows. And you, the visitor, the reader, are altered as well by being in this enclosed space, whether it is ample and easy or full of crooked turns, or sparsely or opulently furnished. You can go back again and again, and the house, the story, always contains more than you saw the last time. It also has a sturdy sense of itself of being built out of its own necessity, not just to shelter or beguile you.”
― Alice Munro, Selected Stories

“In your life there are a few places, or maybe only the one place, where something happened, and then there are all the other places.”
― Alice Munro, Too Much Happiness

 “Because if she let go of her grief even for a minute it would only hit her harder when she bumped into it again. ”
― Alice Munro, Away from Her

“You cannot let your parents anywhere near your real humiliations.”
― Alice Munro, Open Secrets

“Moments of kindness and reconciliation are worth having, even if the parting has to come sooner or later.”
― Alice Munro

10 Famous Quotes by Author Alice Munro

So there you have it my Ten favourite quotes by Alice Munro, please comment below and share your favourite quotes by the fantastic author Alice Munro.  Furthermore, if you find any Authors not covered for there, top 10 quotes let me know and I will review their works and find some of their best quotes as has been done here for Alice Munro. 

One Final Bonus – Alice Munro Quote 

“This is what happens. You put it away for a little while, and now and again you look in the closet for something else and you remember, and you think, soon. Then it becomes something that is just there, in the closet, and other things get crowded in front of it and on top of it and finally you don’t think about it at all.

The thing that was your bright treasure. You don’t think about it. A loss you could not contemplate at one time, and now it becomes something you can barely remember.

This is what happens.



Few people, very few, have a treasure, and if you do you must hang onto it. You must not let yourself be waylaid, and have it taken from you.”

― Alice Munro, Runaway

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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